Sarah believes the future of the accounting profession depends on our capacity to love. Through one-to-one coaching, group learning and leadership program design, she helps accountants access the Dimension of Possible: the place where fear is no longer the enemy.
She is an author, speaker and instructor on coaching and leadership development and an advocate for women in the accounting profession.
Sarah also founded the Ellivate Alliance to provide women entrepreneurs the inspiration, practical know-how and like-minded community to accelerate their growth.
Prior to founding Intend2Lead and the Ellivate Alliance, Sarah consistently balanced client service, firm management and industry leadership throughout her career as a practicing CPA. She spent ten years at PwC, where she performed a two-year rotation in their National Office, and retired from her CPA career as the national audit partner-in-charge of a high-growth, regional CPA firm.
In 2019, Sarah was recognized by Practice Ignition as one of the Top 50 Women in Accounting. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 she was recognized by CPA Practice Advisor and AICPA as one of the Most Powerful Women in Accounting.
About Us: We know the CPA profession. We’ve experienced it from two perspectives – as practicing CPAs and as service providers for CPAs. Combined, we have 25+ years of experience as CPAs and 15+ years of experience as leadership coaches and consultants.
We are coaches first. As classically trained, ICF certified coaches, our primary objective is to partner with you in a thought-provoking and creative process, inspiring you to maximize your potential. This is the lens through which we see the world, and we bring it to all the work we do.
We empower you and your organization. We do not simply provide training. We empower your organization to make meaningful cultural change on a large scale, in a way that consciously allows you to take the lead.
We take an inside-out approach. This is the only way transformation occurs. We dig deep to uncover your vision, what success means to you and your most challenging obstacles. This paves the way for us to co-create meaningful change, for you and your organization.
We focus on sustainable change. Our standard is transformation. We strive to help you and your organization reach a new place where you can never go back to old ways of thinking or being. We strive to create a holistic development experience that creates momentum beyond your training or coaching experience.
We use a strengths-based and solutions-focused approach. We do not believe anyone needs to be “fixed.” Instead, we help you and your organization uncover more of your best selves – your gifts, passion, purpose and energy – so you can contribute more to the people and ideas that matter most.